The main winter storm has now pushed out of Georgia, leaving a parting gift of two more inches of snow Wednesday night from Macon north. Winter storm warnings will remain in effect until 1 p.m. Thursday because of the chance for more light snow wrapping around the back end of the system.
Just when you might have thought SnowJam 2014 was the only thing anyone in Georgia cared about, along comes a day at the state Capitol that shows the depth and breadth of the issues facing Georgians. A short list of the issues addressed Tuesday at the Capitol included convening a new Constitutional convention to introduce amendments aimed at reining in federal spending and removing Georgia from the Common Core educational curriculum standards.
Wednesday marks the 20-year anniversary of the bizarre "Blizzard of '93" that glazed much of Georgia to a standstill with wind-whipped snow and sub-zero chill factors. It was just a week before the official start of spring, with azaleas and dogwoods already budding in Augusta.
The Department of Transportation has spent about $50,000 combating the elements statewide this year, mostly in northeast Georgia. That compares to nearly $2.6 million last winter spent scraping away packed ice and snow in northeast Georgia alone.
The Georgia Department of Transportation is ready for Monday evening's predicted snow. In northeast mountain counties storm vehicles are already loaded and can be deployed in less than 15 minutes if needed.
Forecasters say light snow will be possible late Monday night and into Tuesday morning across northern and central Georgia. The exception will be in the higher elevations of the north Georgia mountains, where up to an inch of snow could fall by noon Tuesday. A rain-snow mix is expected in parts of central Georgia.
Forecasters say there’s still plenty of concern with this winter storm for overnight into tomorrow morning. While snowfall has tapered-off across much of north and middle Georgia, the worry is for freezing rain to cause problems.